sug·ges·tion (səg-jĕschən, sə-jĕs-)
1. The act of suggesting: bought the book at my suggestion.
2. Something suggested: Are you going to follow my suggestions?
3. The sequential process by which one thought or mental image leads to another.
a. A psychological process by which an idea is induced in or adopted by another without argument, command, or coercion.
b. An idea or response so induced.
5. A hint or trace: just a suggestion of makeup; the first suggestion of trouble ahead.
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